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Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


The Management Console in certain WSO2 products through 5.2.24 allows XXE attacks during EventReceiver updates. This affects API Manager through 3.0.0, API Manager Analytics 2.2.0 and 2.5.0, API Microgateway 2.2.0, Enterprise Integrator 6.2.0 and 6.3.0, and Identity Server Analytics through 5.6.0.

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CWE-611 - Improper Restriction of XML External Entity Reference

Listed 4th in the 'OWASP Top Ten', XML External Entities (XXE) vulnerability allows attackers to provide an XML input that contains an external entity. When the XML is parsed, it can cause data extraction and manipulation, execution of commands, denial-of-service attacks, and server-side request forgery.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published